– Highlights


Primavera 2017

23 Aug - 19 Nov


Hilarie Mais

23 Aug - 19 Nov

Mca Collection

MCA Collection: Today Tomorrow Yesterday

01 Sep - 31 Aug

– Learning Events


Art Safari

27 Oct, 1.00pm, Level 3: National Centre for Creative Learning

Special Event

ARTBAR October 2017

27 Oct, 7.00pm, MCA


Keynote lecture by Pipilotti Rist

05 Nov, 1.00pm, Level 6: Harbourside Room

– News from inside the MCA

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Antenna's Rich Welch

To pave the way for the soon-to-come cinema binge at Antenna Film Festival,Co-Director Rich Welch shared a few of his life changing films. more

Six Films that Changed My Life (for better or worse): Laura Hindmarsh

Primavera 2017 artist Laura Hindmarsh shares six films ahead of her specially curated edition of Art + Film on Saturday 16 September. more

The Many Guises of Jenny Watson

We’ll take you through some of Watson’s many alter egos that are currently housed in our Level 3 Galleries. more

– Spotlights from the collection online

MCA Collection

Works from the MCA Collection

Collection Artist Interviews

Watch our latest interviews in the MCA Video Portal

Joint acquisitions by MCA and Tate

The Program promotes Australian art globally, helping Australian artists reach new audiences.

Special Event

– The Primavera Edition

Spring has arrived in full bloom with a fresh crop of young Australian artists mapping out ‘The Primavera Edition’ of ARTBAR curated by Taloi Havini.

Rifting off themes in the exhibition, Havini explores ideas of identity, place and culture through dance, performance and live music.

Move your jelly in an energetic Jamaican Dancehall workshop with Caroline Garcia, explore video works by Abdul Abdullah and Steaphan Paton, and add to the important social project, 1 million stars against violence.

How are artists returning to culture and tackling issues of identity and power? How does location shape who we are? Find out at ARTBAR.

What is Primavera? It’s our annual exhibition of young Australian artists aged 35 years and under. See it from 22 Sep – 6 Dec.

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Throughout the MCA
$20/$15 MCA Members and Concessions*
$25 on the door (subject to availability)
Ages 18 +

Prepare to be surprised and inspired as the MCA brings you ARTBAR – curated by artists.


Image: Taloi Havini, Middle Tailings #3 (Bougainville Copper Ltd, Panguna mine), 2015, digital print on aluminium

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– When

25 September 2015, 7:00-11:00pm

– Where


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